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Peter Henry Emerson
[Wild Life on a Tidal Water. The Adventures of a Houseboat and Her Crew]
Charles Schwartz Ltd
Courtesy of Charles Schwartz (#2707)
"Wild Life on a Tidal Water. The Adventures of a Houseboat and Her Crew" Book ilustrated with 29 photo-etchings of photographs by Emerson and one after a painting by T.F. Goodall Sampson Low: London First and only edition (only 300 printed) Original blue cloth lettered in gilt with illustration stamped in black on front cover. Later black morocco spine lettered in gilt. A lovely book with a number of plates suggestive of the impressionistic effects which were to culminate in Marsh Leaves of 1895. This important book has been illustrated in Newhall's book on Peter Henry Emerson and in Truthful Lens amongst others.